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The News Outlet’s newest partner The University of Cincinnati teamed with Hagit Limor, an award-winning investigative journalist and assistant professor at UC, for an investigation into the city’s slow response to enforce a law requiring the installation of photoelectric smoke detectors in rental units. The report, which aired on WXIX-FOX 19 in Cincinnati, included a spot check by students in the Electronic Media Division and Journalism Department. The students visited 87 rental units. Of those, they found only 17 had the required smoke detectors and six had no detectors at all. Also, the city isn’t tracking landlord compliance.

Audio Joe Mahoney, an education student at Youngstown State University, listens to Diamonque Washington, a second-grader at Harding Elementary School, during a tutoring session for Project PASS, a program designed to help students prepare for the Third-Grade Reading Assessments and provide scholarships for tutors. Mary Sweetwood/

The new Project PASS program, pairing Youngstown State students and second-graders in Youngstown city schools, consists of weekly tutoring session to help students with the upcoming third-grade state reading assessments.

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